2 Marshall women hurt in 3-car accident at Odell Avenue and Highway 240

Wednesday, January 9, 2008
Marshall Police Department and first responders were called to the scene of a three-car accident at Highway 240 and Odell Avenue on Wednesday, Jan. 9, around 3 p.m. Marshall Fire Department and Saline County Ambulance District No. 3 personnel work to extract a passenger from one vehicle involved in the accident. Two people received minor injuries in the accident. (Rachel Harper/Democrat-News)

Two Marshall women received minor injuries from a three-car accident at the intersection of Highway 240 and Odell Avenue Wednesday, Jan. 9, according to a press release from Marshall Police Department.

Maria Viorato, 24, and passenger Lisa Cravens, 39, were traveling northbound on Odell Avenue in a 1997 Mitsubishi Diamante, crossing Highway 240, when the car was struck on the passenger side by a 1997 Cadillac Deville, driven by Allen Patton, 48, of St. Joseph, according to the report.

The impact caused the Mitsubishi to spin and strike a 1999 Pontiac Grand Am, driven by Shirley Bosley, 39, of Marshall, which was stopped at the stop sign in the southbound lane of Odell Avenue, police said.

After colliding with the Pontiac, the Mitsubishi slid backward down the embankment on the northwest side of the intersection, coming to rest in a drainage ditch, police said.

(Rachel Harper/Democrat-News)

Marshall Fire Department was called to the scene to assist emergency personal in extracting the occupants of the Mitsubishi. Both Viorato and Cravens received minor injuries and were transported to Fitzgibbon Hospital by Saline County Ambulance District No. 3, where they were treated for their injuries, police said.

Everyone involved in the accident was wearing their safety belts.

Viorato was issued summonses for no driver's license and failure to stop and yield at a stop intersection, according to police.

Contact Rachel Harper at marshallcity@socket.net

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  • This is a horrible intersection for accidents. There needs to be some better safety warning system at that intersection. Sedalia has flashing yellow lights at the intersection of Grand and 65 Hwy Bypass that flashes when there is a vehicle stopped on either side of Grand to warn 65 Hwy drivers to beware. This intersection seems to be the worst in town!

    -- Posted by Superwiner on Wed, Jan 9, 2008, at 8:24 PM
  • I think 65 and Vest is worse.

    -- Posted by CoryD12 on Wed, Jan 9, 2008, at 9:13 PM
  • Yes, for traffic and not being able to get across, I agree. As for accidents 240 & Odell wins hands down.

    -- Posted by Superwiner on Thu, Jan 10, 2008, at 11:41 AM
  • The powers that be tell you traffic numbers don't justify a trafic light at Vest and 65 yet it sits between two major intersections between 20 and 65 and college and 65..

    I wonder who the Rhodes' Scholar was who made that determination..

    65 and Vest is a tragedy just waiting to happen..Unfortunately the only time something will get done is after such a tragedy occurs..

    The tail wagging the dog as usual..

    -- Posted by Hombre on Thu, Jan 10, 2008, at 3:44 PM
  • 240 and Odell is a very bad intersection! It might help if the stop sign on the north side of odell was moved back just a little. It wouldn't hurt if there was a stop light at the intersection. And the 65 and Vest intersection is just crazy. You can't even get accross 65 if you are sitting on Vest street. It would make things alot better if there was a stop light there also.

    -- Posted by missouriwoman on Mon, Mar 31, 2008, at 5:48 PM
  • 240 and odell has to be the worst intersection in town period. ive lived at lakeview my whole life (18 years) and it seems every couple of months theres an accident and someones ends up in the ditch. There needs to be a stop light here, no questions asked. Im gettin tired of callin 911 all of the time when theres an accident here. weve been trying for years to get a traffic light here but their response is "we dont have enought traffic". Now you tell me, if this intersection doesnt have enough traffic how come we have more accidents here than anyone else?

    ps i pray for the family and friends of the victims that have been injured and even killed at this intersection. Ive known a couple

    -- Posted by sunshine9008 on Tue, Aug 12, 2008, at 1:33 AM
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